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Campus Visit

Illinois Wesleyan is more than a place. It is a welcoming and supportive community that prides itself on sparking the curiosity within our students. There's no better way to experience that than to schedule a visit. 

Individual Visits (Individual Students and Families)

We'd love to set up an individual visit for you! A typical visit to campus lasts approximately two hours and includes speaking with an admissions counselor and touring the campus. At Illinois Wesleyan University, great emphasis is placed on individual attention. Our counselors personalize conversations with prospective students based on their unique interests and questions, much in the same way our faculty and staff actively engage with our current students. 

During the school year, seniors and transfer candidates may also sit in on classes* and meet with faculty, and student-athletes may meet with coaches.

Individual visit registration

You can also call the Admissions Office at 800-332-2498 to schedule your visit over the phone. 

First Look Preview Days

Visit Illinois Wesleyan and find out why we are considered one of the nation's top universities. During a First Look, you will have the opportunity to learn more about our exceptional academic programs and faculty, the fun campus life our students experience with over 190 student groups and organizations, and see our beautiful campus and facilities. Once you register, we'll send you a detailed itinerary as the day approaches. Typically, early bird tours begin at 9:00 a.m., with registration and an information fair beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

Register for one of the First Look Preview dates:

July 12, 2019

August 9, 2019

You can also call our Admissions Office at 800-332-2498 and we'd be happy to help you register for a First Look Preview Day over the phone.

Open Houses 

Our friendly open houses are phenomenal opportunities to visit, discover the array of all that's possible here, and taste how Illinois Wesleyan can facilitate your reaching further, pushing past, and exceeding your goals. Tour campus. Interact with faculty. Ask questions of current students. Learn more about what it's really like to live, study, play, and "breakthrough" here at IWU.

Upcoming dates:



¡Tu Universidad! is designed to help Latinx students and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources. Participants will meet current students, faculty and staff. Preference will be given to seniors who have applied for admissions, but juniors are also welcome to attend. Afterwards, you are invited to stay for  Barrio Fiesta, one of the highlights of IWU's year from SALSA (IWU's Spanish and Latino Student Association). Travel Vouchers are available for out-of-state students. All sessions will be translated in Spanish.


¡Tú Universidad! Es un programa diseñado para ayudar a estudiantes Latinx y sus padres a aprender más acerca de la comunidad universitaria, el proceso de admisiones y todos los recursos de ayuda financiera. Todas las sesiones serán en español. Los participantes también se reunirán con estudiantes actuales y profesores. Se dará preferencia a los estudiantes del grado 12 que han entregado la solicitud de admisiones, pero estudiantes del grado 11 también son bienvenidos a asistir. También se invita a asistir a Barrio Fiesta, el evento más destacado del año de SALSA (La Asociación de Estudiantes Hispanos y Latinos). (Se proveerá asistencia financiera a estudiantes fuera del estado). TODAS LAS SESIONES SERÁN EN ESPAÑOL



Group Visit (Organizations Bringing Multiple Students)

We love sharing Illinois Wesleyan with groups of students. To ensure a positive experience for all, we ask that all small groups adhere to the following guidelines:

Although we will do our best, we may be unable to accommodate your group during peak visit times in October, March, or April.

If your group would like to eat lunch on campus in our cafeteria (for a discounted $7.00 per person), please be certain to note that as part of the group visit request form

A typical visit will consist of an information session (approximately 30 minutes) and a campus tour (approximately one hour).  To facilitate the scheduling of your tour, please provide as much detailed information as you can on this form so we can begin arranging your visit.

Group visit request form

Should you have any questions regarding a group tour to campus, please contact our visit coordinator at (309) 556-3031. 

Overnight Guests

Overnight visits at IWU are generally reserved for high school seniors. If you are a high school senior who has been admitted to Illinois Wesleyan, and would like to schedule an overnight visit, please reach out to your admissions counselor or call (309) 556-3031. 

Download Overnight Guest Form

Download Overnight Host Form